Originally Posted by freia
Stubbens are good saddles. Some people don't like them due to the hard seats. I like them because I can feel the horse and I get placed in a good position. They last forever and you don't come out of them easily.
This particular saddle looks very nice. Not a lot of scratches or dings, no cracks in the leather, solid billets, flocking isn't lumpy (but you need to find out if it's hard. Hard = expensive reflock job). The tree looks straight as far as I can tell from the pics. It looks very nice.
No matter how nice the saddle is, it doesn't matter unless it fits your horse. Does St Croix have a decent trial policy?
Yes, I've been emailing St. Croix and I was asking them if I could possibly get a longer trial period than 3 days, I was asking for about a week or so.